FORMER Kiwi Henry Paul is set to make a surprise return to rugby league after failing to make an impact in rugby with England and falling out with his club side, Gloucester, it was reported yesterday.
BRADFORD Thunderbirds 20 Wakefield Panthers 23
Castleford Panthers 10 Hillside Hawks 20
Keighley Cats 28 East Hull 10
Warrington 12 York Acorn 34
Copeland Wildcats P Sheffield Hawks P Waterlogged Field
Shaw Cross Sharks 50 Pendle 0
Bradford Victoria 24 Rochdale 16
THE World Club Challenge rugby league match between Wests Tigers and the Bradford Bulls has been locked in with the fixture to be played in Huddersfield on February 3.
IRISH Rugby League are delighted to announce that leading engage Super League side St Helens will be playing a pre-season friendly against London Skolars in Dublin next January.
This news follows on from Ireland?s excellent victory over Scotland earlier this week in the European Nations Cup.
NEW Zealand have called up four English-based players for Sunday's match against England at Warrington.
WALES have released an unchanged squad as they travel to France for their European Nations Cup Final on Saturday (kick-off 5pm CET, 4pm GMT).
JAMIE Thackray is urging Great Britain coach Brian Noble to pick him for Saturday?s crunch game with Australia, insisting: "I won?t let you down!"
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has tipped his hand adding halves Richard Horne and Iestyn Harris to his team for Saturday night's Tri Nations showdown with Australia at Wigan's JBB Stadium.
WESTS Tigers captain Scott Prince will make his debut for Australia in Saturday?s Gillette Tri-Nations Series match against Great Britain at Wigan?s JJB Stadium.
SOUTH London Storm have kept up their best season on record by winning another two awards and being nominated for 3 more.
PETERO Civoniceva has warned his Australian team mates they will need to reproduce the "perfect half" in its Tri-Nations defence with New Zealand and Great Britain having bridged the gap in recent years.
NEW Zealand second rower David Solomona has been handed a one-match ban after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle in his side?s 42-26 win over Great Britain in Saturday?s Gillette Tri-Nations match at Loftus Road.
WALES fly to France on Thursday to prepare for their Rugby League European Nations Cup Final match against the host country. Wales have not lost to France since 1981 and Wales Rugby League President, Mike Nicholas believes that Wales can keep us this impressive record after their excellent 31-10 win over Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
PARRAMATTA forward Nathan Hindmarsh is expected to be ruled out of Saturday's Tri Nations clash in Wigan against a desperate Great Britain.
THE Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Comets have announced their side for match two of the Minniecon & Burke Pre-Season Challenge against the North Queensland Cowboys at Browne Park on Saturday, February 12.